(Birkeroed, Denmark – May 2, 2016) – (Marine NewsWire) Danelec Marine has supplied new-generation Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) for three U.K. Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Bay-Class Landing Ship Dock (LSD) vessels.
The three ships, RFA Lyme Bay, RFA Mounts Bay and RFA Cardigan Bay, have been fitted with Danelec DM100 VDRs, replacing the existing VDRs which are no longer supported by the manufacturer. The type-approved Danelec DM100s bring the ships into compliance with the new IMO performance standards, which came into force in 2014.
The orders for the RFA ships were taken by Radio Holland U.K., which was responsible for overseeing the installation and commissioning of the VDRs on the three ships. Radio Holland UK is also providing worldwide service and support for the VDRs, including mandatory annual performance tests, as well as full life-cycle management of the full suite of bridge electronics on the vessels.
“The RFA installations are the latest manifestation of our excellent working relationship with Radio Holland, ” said Hans Ottosen, CEO of Danelec Marine. “Radio Holland has been a valued distributor and global service partner for Danelec Marine products since 2005.”
The Bay-Class ships, which entered service in 2006-2007 are multi-mission craft designed for a wide range of sealift, amphibious and relief operations.
About Radio Holland | Radio Holland, part of RH Marine Group, is the renowned global NavCom, Connectivity, On Board ICT and Service & Maintenance brand. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Radio Holland connects its customers to an unrivalled network of offices and support locations around the world along the global shipping routes. Radio Holland delivers unique technical service expertise that helps customers run smarter, more profitable businesses with less downtime and lower operational expenditures. Radio Holland is dedicated to provide first-time-fix and cost-effective services to the international shipping industry. Our worldwide, strategically located branches deliver high-quality service and spare parts to shipowners on the spot. Radio Holland represents leading manufacturers of communication, navigation and maritime ICT equipment and our technicians are continuously trained to upgrade and refresh their knowledge on various equipment and the latest technologies. Additionally, Radio Holland’s Ship to Shore satellite airtime services provide the most cost effective and best coverage to shipping companies and individual vessels, helping businesses manage their operations more efficiently, while keeping their crew content.
About Danelec Marine | Headquartered in Denmark, Danelec Marine is a leading supplier of Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) and Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS). Danelec Marine was one of the first companies to bring to market VDRs and Simplified VDRs (S-VDRs) to meet the original IMO carriage requirements. More than 6, 000 vessels today are equipped with a VDR or S-VDR designed and manufactured by Danelec Marine. The company has service facilities with factory-trained personnel in more than 50 countries and Certified Service Centers at strategic locations worldwide. To learn more about the Danelec difference, visit www.danelec-marine.com.